Travels in Various Countries of Europe, Asia and Africa: Greece, Egypt, and the Holy Land

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T. Cadell and W. Davies in the Strand, 1818
 

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Página 226 - Cold is the heart, fair Greece ! that looks on thee, Nor feels as lovers o'er the dust they loved ; Dull is the eye that will not weep to see Thy walls defaced, thy mouldering shrines removed By British hands, which it had best behoved To guard those relics ne'er to be restored.
Página 263 - It is not possible to conceive a situation of greater peril, or one more calculated to prove the sincerity of a preacher, than that in which the Apostle was here placed : and the truth of this, perhaps, will never be better felt than by a spectator who, from this eminence, actually beholds the stately monuments of Pagan pomp and superstition by which he, whom the Athenians considered as " the setter-forth of strange gods...
Página 247 - Tradition relates, that the original proprietor of the edifice was directed by a dream- to build a castle exactly upon the spot where the tree was found ; and this was done in such a manner as to leave no doubt but that the tree existed long before the structure was erected. The trunk of this tree, with the knotty protuberances left by its branches, is still shewn in a vaulted apartment at the bottom of the principal tower : its roots branch out beneath the floor, and its top penetrates the vaulted...
Página 617 - Tchohadar, as to the means of its removal, an ox, loosed from its yoke, came and placed itself before the Statue, and after butting with its horns for some time against the marble, ran off with considerable speed, bellowing, into the Plain of Eleusis. Instantly a general murmur prevailed; and several women joining in the clamour, it was with difficulty any proposal could be made. They had been always...
Página 233 - ... of statues ; and they are in general finished with as much attention behind as before. They were originally continued round the entablature of the Parthenon, and formed ninety-two groups.
Página 264 - The sublime scene here exhibited is so striking, that a brief description of it may prove how truly it offers to us a commentary upon the Apostle's words, as they were delivered upon the spot. He stood upon the top of the rock, and beneath the canopy of heaven. Before him there was spread a glorious prospect of mountains, islands, seas, and skies : behind him towered the lofty Acropolis, crowned with all its THE UNIVERSE.
Página 265 - Apostle's words, as they were delivered upon the spot. He stood upon the top of the rock, and beneath the canopy of heaven. Before him there was spread a glorious prospect of mountains, islands, seas, and skies ; behind him towered the lofty Acropolis, crowned with all its marble temples. Thus every object, whether in the face of nature, or among the works of art, conspired to elevate the mind, and to fill it with reverence towards that Being who made and governs the world, Acts xvii.
Página 135 - Romans, has been already shown ; but, in a very early period, when the arts had attained their full splendour in the age of Pericles, the preference was given by the Greeks, not to the marble of Paros, but to that of Mount Pentelicus: because it was whiter, and also, perhaps, because it was found in the immediate vicinity of Athens.
Página 236 - CHAP, that, as a sculptor, he particularly excelled in his statues of horses: perhaps some notion may be conceived of the magic of his art, when it is related, that of a hundred horses introduced by him into the Panathenaic pomp, there are not two, either in the same attitude, or which are not characterized by a marked difference of expression.
Página 293 - Peripteros ; that is to say, it has a portico of six columns in each front, and on each side a range of eleven columns, exclusive of the columns on the angles. All these columns remain in their original position excepting two, that separated the portico from the pronaos, which have been demolished.

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